Plane / Train Accidents

Kane County Train and Plane Accident Attorneys

Train and Aviation Accident Lawyers in Aurora, Kane County, and Throughout Illinois

Accidents involving trains and planes are uncommon, but they are almost always horrific and deadly. When these tragedies occur, the physical, emotional and financial toll is devastating. If a family member or loved one has been a victim of an airplane or train accident, it is essential that you hire experienced lawyers who can help you navigate the complex and difficult road to accountability and justice.

The attorneys at Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. have been helping to put lives back together again for decades. The victims of personal injury and wrongful death in Chicago and Northern Illinois look to us for exceptional advocacy in transportation negligence cases. Our team of lawyers and experts provide formidable representation that the railroad and airplane industries take very seriously. We offer the convenience and personalized service of a small suburban firm with the experience, resources and results of a large downtown Chicago firm.

Train Accidents

Chicago and Northern Illinois have a rich history of railroad activity, and they remain a crossroad of rail operations for many companies. Thousands of train runs occur each day by multiple operators such as Metra, CTA, Amtrak, BNSF, Union Pacific, Illinois Central, and others.

The most common causes of train accidents in Illinois include:

  • Derailment
  • Mechanical Failure
  • Collisions (with pedestrians, other trains, or vehicles at railroad crossings)
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Railroad Worker Illness

Most train accidents are caused by human error, mechanical failure or some combination of the two. For this reason, an early and thorough investigation is important to preserve evidence and to identify responsible parties.

Airplane Accidents

O’Hare and Midway airports are some of the busiest in the world. Thousands of airplanes take off and land here every day with most national and regional carriers providing service to Chicago. The National Transportation Safety Board reports that roughly 1,500 civil aviation accidents occur annually with nearly one-third of them involving fatalities. As in the case of train accidents, human error, and mechanical failure are two of the leading causes. Pilots failing to complete their checklist or air traffic controller negligence are two of the most common examples of human error.

Railroad and aviation accidents present unique challenges because of the complexities of the law and the technology. Victims of these tragedies need experienced lawyers capable of leading a robust investigation with qualified experts. The insurance companies have lawyers like that, and so should you. Our family of lawyers will help your family. We will be your voice until justice is heard.

If you or someone close to you has been injured or killed in an airplane or train accident, contact Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. today at 630-907-0909 for a personalized consultation. All of our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis so that no money is owed unless we recover damages on your behalf. From our offices in Aurora IL, we provide exceptional representation for victims of airplane and train accidents in Naperville, Oswego, Montgomery, Sugar Grove, Kane County, Kendall County, Will County, DuPage County, Cook County, Chicago and surrounding Northern Illinois communities.

Our Lawyers


We have some of the finest attorneys practicing today. They are recognized nationally for their skill and integrity. Each one is dedicated to helping people and to securing justice. Our different areas of focus are used collaboratively to provide comprehensive remedies and solutions. Contact one of us and we will all roll up our sleeves and work for you.


Our Office


We provide the experience, resources and facilities of a big-city firm without the inconvenience and expense of driving and parking in Chicago. Located 40 miles west of Chicago on the far west side of Aurora, we are easy to reach from anywhere in northern Illinois.